OBVIOUS CHILD

Director Gillian Robespierre
Year 2014
Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind, Polly Draper
Rating R
Run Time 83min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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For aspiring comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage. Anchored by a breakout performance from Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. 

"A movie that feels risky and forgiving and, despite its traditional rom-com contours, refreshingly new." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"Obvious Child smacks with relatability, believability and an honesty that’s rare these days, while also tackling a big social issue with a grown-up grace and good humor." - Kate Erbland, Film School Rejects

"It’s heartwarming, romantic and very funny. This is the type of crowd-pleaser we could use more of."- Beth Hanna, IndieWire

 

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